Enamoured of the screen siren style of the 1950s? Or perhaps it’s the 1970’s Studio 54 look that does it for you… From the 1950s to the 1990s, inspire your party style this season with our favourite vintage style icons…

The 1950s

Sophistication, grace and really knowing how to dress up were what yhe 1950s were all about. Put on your very best party frock, slip on your ruby slippers and finish with your most sparkly vintage jewellery. You shall go to the ball, Cinderella!

elizabeth taylor

sophia loren

marilyn monroe

The 1960s

There’s an innate elegance to this decade, common to both party girls like Edie Sedgwick and supermodels à la Jean Shrimpton. Keep your dress simple and chic, offset with statement earrings, false lashes and oodles of eyeliner.

edie sedgewick

Audrey Hepburn
jean shrimpton

The 1970s

The era of disco lends itself easily to party dressing whether you’re going for androgynous style with a sleek trouser suit or flashing the flesh in a sophisticated strappy frock. Go for sultry eye makeup, sleek hair and accessorise with glitzy jewels and lashings of faux fur.

bianca jagger


jerry hall

The 1980s

Big shoulders and bigger hair, the 1990s were all about being showy, stylish and definitely OTT. Overload on accessories, get a voluminous blow-dry and absolutely no skimping on make-up. Your motto? More is more.

Cindy Crawford


brooke shields

The 1990s

Welcome to the decade of grunge, minimalism and generally dressing down. Keep hair loose and natural and go for a dark plummy lip to add edge to your party look.

drew barrymore

Liv Tyler

naomi campbell

In a league of their own

Three of our favourite party girls – they get it right pretty much every time. Artfully dishevelled tresses, a slick of postbox red lippy, minimal accessories and lots of sparkle – there’s a reason why they continue to dominate the best-dressed lists…

kate moss

Alexa Chung

sienna miller